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QUILTS OF VALOR CHALLENGE

Complete a block of your choice, using any technique (applique or piecing or a combination of both) in one of the following UNFINISHED sizes: 

24.5 wide x 24.5 high, 20.5 wide x 24.5 high, or 18.5 wide x 24.5 high 

Use red, white and blue PREWASHED (very important) quality cotton fabric, batik or standard cotton.  QOV center block will have one winner: 

Members' Choice

Photos of the blocks are due January 20, 2021.  Send them to Alberta Dalke (jdalke@yahoo.com). Photos will be posted here (the website Challenges page) within a week. You then will have 1 week to pick your favorite. At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we will show the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again so you can make your final choice. Then via anonymous Zoom poll you will vote. The winner will be announced and each person can explain about their quilt/block when it comes up in the slide show. Center blocks will be combined with additional blocks and/or borders to make a QOV top which will be completed at sit and sews by our members. Several of our members have agreed to machine quilt them. Extra fabric will make completion much easier but isn't required. 

When finished the quilts will be given to Norene Dagly as our in-house QOV representative(!) for future presentations. 

You may want to use your center block for a completed QOV quilt presentation to a qualified recipient you choose. 

Please call or email me with any questions. 

Take care,

Kay Blikken 940.230.5348 K.Blikken@gmail.com 


2020 PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE

The President’s Challenge this year is to create a quilt with the theme being any song.  The perimeter should be a minimum of 96 inches (for example, a 24”x24” block or larger). Ribbons are awarded for:

President's Choice

Best Interpretation of Theme

Member's Choice

Photos of the quilts are due January 20, 2021.  Send them to Alberta Dalke (jdalke@yahoo.com). Include a note with the main chorus from the song and a brief statement of how your quilt reflects the song. Photos will be posted here (the website Challenges page) within a week. You then will have 1 week to pick your favorites. At the February 3, 2021 meeting, we will show the photos in a slide show twice, once to show the entries, and again so you can make your final choices. Then via anonymous Zoom poll you will vote. The winners will be announced and each person can explain about their quilt/block when it comes up in the slide show. Vote for the winners at the March 3, 2021 Zoom meeting.


This quilt, an example for the song "Wheels on the Bus", is Bus Stop, block #696, from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 7.  Sewn by Jennifer Schifano Thomas, Curlicue Creations.  Block design by Denise Starck.


Our mission is to preserve and promote the art of quilt making, stimulate interest through educating members and the public, and engage in projects for the community where needed and appropriate.   


Suncoast Quilting Circle
PO Box 47764
St. Petersburg,  FL 33743

SuncoastQuiltingCircle@yahoo.com 


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